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dc.contributor.advisorBrouche, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Sarah
dc.date2014-05-02
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-07T18:42:49Z
dc.date.available2015-01-07T18:42:49Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier242en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/7340
dc.description.abstractThis study seeks to determine the motivations of female suicide terrorists. Based on a variety of existing literature, I develop three hypotheses. The first two hypothesize about the motivations of the female suicide bombers (ideology and personal experiences); the third hypothesizes about a necessary factor, but not motivation, for the attack (group attachment). To study this, I look at five women in the Palestinian Israeli conflict who were successful in their suicide attacks. Within each case, I do a content analysis of all available data regarding the women. Upon completion of the research, I determine that the motivations of female suicide terrorists are not singular, but rather a combination of multiple motivations as well as facilitating factors.
dc.titleFemme Fatalities: A Study of the Motivations of Female Suicide Terrorists
etd.degree.departmentPolitical Science
local.collegeAddRan College of Liberal Arts
local.collegeJohn V. Roach Honors College
local.departmentPolitical Science


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